Saturday, April 27, 2013

EXCLUSIVE! Dual list items in amended DPP 2011 .....

Neelam Mathews
April 27, 2013

As the MoD plays hide and seek with its suppliers on the amendments to the DPP 2011 released only to the press-with no sign of a deadline for validity nor any details - it is becoming increasingly clear this exercise was another weak attempt to prove the squeaky clean image of our defense minister who is also earning the title of "Mr No-Do."
We at AerospaceDiary, have just learnt that a letter sent this month by the Department of Defense Production to DIPP to clarify the list of Dual items that will not require license to manufacture have been pulled out of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Goods Technologies signed by around 33 countries, to which India is not signatory to. The Wassenaar clauses on Technology and Software (as reported earlier by AerospaceDiary) will, however, not be applicable to India's dual products list.
"This means that  software will not come under industrial license. This is good," said an Indian vendor.
Wassenaar says: "The export of "technology" which is "required" for the "development", "production" or "use" of items controlled in the Dual-Use List is controlled according to the provisions in each Category. This "technology" remains under control even when applicable to any uncontrolled item. Controls do not apply to that "technology" which is the minimum necessary for the installation, operation, maintenance (checking) and repair of those items which are not controlled or whose export has been authorised. "
Before, bubblies get uncorked- we are also hearing that DIPP had earlier rejected the list sent by the MoD. This will require a notification. So, all we can say, is lets watch, see and the ineviable- WAIT!
Meanwhile, do call us or email us to share your thoughts.

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